Archive for May 13th, 2011

Week in Music: Rolling Stone Pays Tribute to Bob Dylan

May 13th, 2011
This week Rolling Stone celebrated the 70th birthday of Bob Dylan with an enormous tribute to the man and his incredible body of work We got stars such as Bono Bob Weir and Lucinda Williams to reveal their favorite Dylan tune listed off the living legend's 10 best and 20...

Weekend Rock Question: What Is the Best Bob Dylan Song of All Time?

May 13th, 2011
Last week we asked Rolling Stone readers to name their favorite ballad of all time – and we compiled the votes into a top 10 list Happy 70th Birthday Bob Dylan! This week as part of our celebration of Bob Dylan's 70th birthday our question for you is What is the best...

Rufus Wainwright, Jimmy Fallon and More Pay Tribute to Kate McGarrigle

May 13th, 2011
The performers at the Kate McGarrigle tribute held at New York’s Town Hall last night were a family in more ways than one The late Montreal singer-songwriter’s literal relatives were there of course – her sister Anna McGarrigle her children Rufus and Martha Wainwright and assorted nephews nieces and in-laws...

The Cars Unleash Ferocious Live Show

May 13th, 2011
After the Cars' 1988 breakup singer-guitarist Ric Ocasek flatly discouraged any reunion talk Of course that's all in the past This week saw the release of a new studio album Move Like This and a reunion tour that unexpectedly bridges the band's New Wave past with a fresh batch of...

Lady Gaga Breaks Up With Boyfriend Luc Carl

May 13th, 2011
Lady Gaga has ended her on-and-off relationship with Luc Carl the singer announced Thursday on the British TV program The Graham Norton Show PHOTOS Lady Gaga's craziest hairstyles "I don't have a boyfriend and haven't been on any dates recently" the 25-year-old pop star said VIDEO Inside Gaga's surprise birthday bash The couple split...

Adele Kicks Off North American Tour With Emotional D.C. Show

May 13th, 2011
When Adele finished a soaring rendition of "Hometown Glory" to open her set at Washington DC's 930 Club last night — the kickoff gig for her North American tour — she did a mini-curtsy and took a long swig from a teacup "I'm really really really nervous" she told the mostly...

The Wild Stevie Wonder: Rolling Stone’s 1973 Interview

May 13th, 2011
"I remember one time we were in Puerto Rico and it was a sunshiney day" said Ira Tucker "And Stevie was saying it was gonna rain He said he could smell the moisture in the air and we were all laughing at him Three hours later sure enough it came...

Smallville, a New Superman for a New Century: Rolling Stone’s 2002 Feature

May 13th, 2011
The stars of Smallville — the WB's new series about Superman's early formative years — don't get out much Mostly they're stuck where they are up in chilly drizzly Vancouver where the show is shot on a schedule that runs almost nonstop But of course they hear the news "We...

Scott Weiland’s Near-Salvation: Velvet Revolver, Martial Arts and Money

May 13th, 2011
Slipping and sliding peeping and hiding Basically the story was that Mary had cleaned up and I hadn't I was strung out and fucked up Mary wanted out of the marriage — the agony of our divorce went on for years — but Mary still took an interest in my career...

Bob Dylan: China Didn’t Censor My Set List

May 13th, 2011
In an unprecedented move Bob Dylan posted a message on his official website this morning addressing the controversy surrounding his concerts in China last month Unconfirmed reports had circulated that Dylan had allowed the Chinese government to censor his setlist Some pundits took shots at Dylan over the allegations particularly...